Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) father Rafael Cruz is well-known for making outrageous claims.
Rafael kept his streak alive when he addressed a church in Longview, Texas last Saturday (video below).
He claimed the United Nations' "Agenda 21" was causing California’s worst drought in a century, noted RawStory.com.
“Have any of you heard of Agenda 21? Agenda 21 is all about confiscation of private property," claimed Rafael. "It’s all about the worship of Mother Earth. You know, in California they are trying to tear down all the dams to let the rivers flow freely. They’ve created a drought in southern California to save a little fish, a little minnow.”
Rafael was likely referring to the delta smelt, a small fish in California's Central Valley, which was getting caught in water pumps, reported KCRA.
In response, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service diverted some water to keep the endangered fish alive, which was reversed by California Governor Jerry Brown (D) in January.
However, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's action was upheld today in court by Bush-appointee Federal Judge Jay Bybee, noted Reuters.
"Agenda 21" is not a plot to steal land, but rather a non-binding plan by the United Nations to help sustain human existence.
However, right wing conspiracy groups have long warned against Agenda 21, which they see as a "New World Order" with an one world government.